And with this sacrament, we celebrate Jesus’ birth, the fulfillment of many prophecies in Biblical times. But take a look at it, and it wasn’t just a fulfillment. It was a fulfillment in one way, but in a larger sense it was the beginning of a fulfillment – look at all that Jesus is going to have to do between the Bethlehem manger and Easter. It kink of makes sense that we have the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter together, and all that Jesus did in bewteen during the rest of the year! There’s that much to it, and more!
This morning, I was feeling rather ill, but it is Christmas, I know what priests do for their people on Christmas, and we are no so well-heeled that we can find a convenient substitute priest.
And a blessed Christmas to all of you!